As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
✶ Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Friday, July 29
Join Jonathan Eig, Jonathan Blackstone and Joanna Mackenzie at the Hidden Shamrock, 2123 N. Halsted St., from 6 to 9pm tonight for the Chicago Literati Networking event, hosted by Kaye Publicity. Mingle with authors, agents and publishing industry folks over drinks and apps. Registration is $15 online, $20 at the door. 21+
The Tuesday Funk reading series returns to upstairs bar at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., tonight. It's the "Not Your Parents' Valentine's Day" edition, with readings by Mary Pat Bohan, John Everson, Gina Frangello, Hanna Martine, and Patricia Ann McNair. Sara Ross Witt and William Shunn host. Doors open at 7pm, show's at 7:30pm. No cover. 21+
Chicago musician and composer Daniel Knox begins a month-long residency at The Hideout tonight at 9pm. Over the course of four weeks, Knox will perform each album from a trilogy that includes his 2007 debut Disaster, 2011's Evryman for Himself, and the upcoming Chasescene. Tickets are $5. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.